<em>Dish with Two Geese</em>, ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Steatite, 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (20.9 x 13.9 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.312. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 05.312_front_PS2.jpg)

Dish with Two Geese

Medium: Steatite

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. (20.9 x 13.9 x 2.5 cm)



Accession Number: 05.312

Image: 05.312_front_PS2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ovoid steatite dish with underside carved in the form of two geese, the heads forming the handle. The dish is a good example of New Kingdom stonework. The entire outer side is decorated with a pattern in imitation of feathers. The legs are indicated by incisions, the heads are in the round. The dish may be a toilet object but this is unlikely. Condition: Upper portion assembled from several fragments, one small fragment missing from center end of dish. Surface soiled and should be cleaned. Various minor chips.

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